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Old 06-01-2011, 12:16 PM
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Windshield channel question

So I bought a new seal for the windshield on my wifes 66 Volvo Amazon.
Old one was dry and cracked. These cars have a rubber seal on the windshield like you would see on a rear window of a truck.
Install with the rope trick.
The problem I am having is what to do with the chipped paint on the channel?
Its really solid and 99% rust free (I was delighted) but getting the old dry sealer off the car body has chipped the heck out of the paint.

Time for the question: Wire wheel it all off and smooth it and brush in some DP40 or just on the chips and small area I'll need to address where the rust is
(was).

I'm not ready to paint as my shop is not yet set up to spray.
Might be a year or two before it goes to paint jail.

Thanks for your input!

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Since it sounds like a paint job is not too far down the road IMO just touch up the chips and install the glass with some windshield sealer. I don't think when you remove it you should have scraped the old sealer off, instead use a chemical to wipe it off. My upholstery pal loaned me some contact cement and glue remover that worked really well. I don't remember the name but I can find out if you need it. Good luck.
I thought I'd trying to clean old sealer off but am pretty sure it is not the correct sealer that whoever did the w/s last time used.
It pops off in large chunks but in doing so my putty knife nicks the paint.
When its all off it will be mostly clean.
Be interesting to know what brand you've used.

If we both make it to the XXX wagon show I'll park next to yours for a before and after.
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Pics of what I'm up against. Wish all the old GM machines I've had were this clean under the w/s.
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I'd just dab some epoxy on the chips with an artist's brush and call it good.

When you remove the glass when the Volvo goes to jail, you can address it again.
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Since it sounds like a paint job is not too far down the road IMO just touch up the chips and install the glass with some windshield sealer. I don't think when you remove it you should have scraped the old sealer off, instead use a chemical to wipe it off. My upholstery pal loaned me some contact cement and glue remover that worked really well. I don't remember the name but I can find out if you need it. Good luck.

The solvent for contact cement is mineral spirits or Zylol, both available at any hardware store. Zylol works better, but (naturally) it is a lot more expensive.
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Thanks for the reply's after looking closer I decided there were just too many chips. I broke out the wire wheel and continued to clean out the channel.
Now can any one suggest a bomb can primer that I can top coat that would last a year or 2?
I'm concered brushing the DP40 may have issues sealing due to the brush strokes. Overly cautious?
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Thanks for the reply's after looking closer I decided there were just too many chips. I broke out the wire wheel and continued to clean out the channel.
Now can any one suggest a bomb can primer that I can top coat that would last a year or 2?
I'm concered brushing the DP40 may have issues sealing due to the brush strokes. Overly cautious?
Brushing on DP40 tonight unless someone has reason not too.
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